GWAR: Orgasmegeddon – An Interview with Matt Miner and the Creative Team

GWAR: Orgasmegeddon – An Interview with Matt Miner and the Creative Team

Last time we talked with Matt Miner we had talked a little about the Westboro Baptist Church.  Their reaction to Toe Tag Riot ended up being printed on issue #1 of the book.  We also discussed funding comics like Critical Hit through Kickstarter.  Now he’s back with Jonathan Brandon Sawyer and GWAR. Lindsey  Bass:  Toe Tag Riot featured Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy, and now you’re doing a project with GWAR. How has the working…

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“I hope to do as much as possible”: an Interview with Steve Orlando

“I hope to do as much as possible”: an Interview with Steve Orlando

This past Sunday morning, I got up bright and early to make an interview at New York Comic Con.  A comedy of errors meant I didn’t get to interview Steve Orlando until 25 minutes after his interview period started.  Soon enough, though, I was sitting across from him. Orlando is not a physically imposing man (unlike his most well-known current character, Midnighter).  I see something of my favorite kind of Clark Kent in him, in all…

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Jai Courtney Talks Suicide Squad, Ignoring Hate, and Marvel v. DC

Jai Courtney Talks Suicide Squad, Ignoring Hate, and Marvel v. DC

Two days ago, Batman-News reported on Jai Courtney‘s appearance on MTV podcast “Happy, Sad, Confused!”  In this podcast, Courtney discusses his role in Suicide Squad, the critical backlash, and the differences between Marvel and DC in superhero movies. The relevant portion of the interview: JOSH HOROWITZ: Uh, post mortem on Suicide Squad.  So, what’s, what’s your sense, were you surprised by the reaction, by how divisive it was?  […] It seemed like the fanboys in particular…

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“What’s next is more.” — Steve Orlando at FlameCon

“What’s next is more.”  — Steve Orlando at FlameCon

People know Steve Orlando, lately, for his work on Midnighter.  Midnighter, often described as ‘gay Batman,’ is a violent, anti-heroic, almost insufferably intelligent badass who kills worse guys.  His solo miniseries did really well in trade paperback form, sparking Midnighter and Apollo.  That series will drop starting in October. This year, at FlameCon (the LGBT comic convention in Brooklyn), Orlando gave an interview to Comic Alliance.  In this interview, he talked about representation, the idea of Midnighter…

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KCCC 2016 – Interview with Christopher Priest on His Return to Comics

KCCC 2016 – Interview with Christopher Priest on His Return to Comics

Christopher Priest began working at Marvel Comics in 1978 as an intern, but by the 1980s he was regularly writing books for the company, with tenures as the writer of “Power Man and Iron Fist,” “Conan the Barbarian,” and “Amazing Spider-Man.” He also worked for DC Comics, writing “Green Lantern,” “The Ray,” “Justice League Task Force” and “Steel.” But he is best remembered for his five year run on Marvel’s “Black Panther” series in the…

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KCCC 2016 – Interview with Valentine De Landro of “Bitch Planet”

KCCC 2016 – Interview with Valentine De Landro of “Bitch Planet”

Valentine De Landro hails from Toronto, and since beginning his professional career, he’s quickly become a fan favorite with his work for DC, IDW, Valiant, Dark Horse and Marvel, where he first caught readers’ eye with his stint on X-Factor.  He is the co-creator, with writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, of the brilliant and non-compliant Image title Bitch Planet. I sat down with fellow Canadian Valentine De Landro to talk about the book, his influences and…

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KCCC 2016: Interview with Legendary Artist Mike McKone

KCCC 2016: Interview with Legendary Artist Mike McKone

Hailing from Newcastle, Mike McKone has spent over two decades as an artist in comics. At age 19, he was hired by DC Comics to provide art for Justice League International, and since then he has provided stellar art on titles such as Teen Titans, 52, Amazing Spider-Man and the “Avengers – Endless Wartime” original graphic novel written by Warren Ellis. I caught up with McKone at Kansas City Comic Con to chat about how he…

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KCCC 2016: Interview with WALKIN’ & ROLLIN’ COSTUMES’ Lon Davis

KCCC 2016: Interview with WALKIN’ & ROLLIN’ COSTUMES’ Lon Davis

One of the more unique exhibitors at this year’s convention was the team from Walkin’ & Rollin’ Costumes, a Kansas-City-based group which designs and builds costumes for children confined to wheelchairs who otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to join the cosplay community. We got a chance to talk with the team’s leader, Lon Davis, about the work they do and what they bring to the cosplay world. Josh Epstein: Lon, thanks for agreeing to talk…

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Seduction of the Reader: An Interview with THE DISCIPLINE’s Peter Milligan

Seduction of the Reader: An Interview with THE DISCIPLINE’s Peter Milligan

Peter Milligan is a renowned veteran comic book writer with over twenty years of experience and hundreds of issues to his name. With the first issue of The Discipline about to hit shelves from Image Comics, Peter was gracious enough to chat with Capeless’ Josh Epstein regarding the origins of the series and some of its themes. Josh Epstein: Welcome, Peter. First, thanks for agreeing to do this. I’ve had a chance to read the first…

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Cosmic Tales: An Interview with Dan Abnett

Cosmic Tales: An Interview with Dan Abnett

Dan Abnett is a New York Times best-selling author who’s worked in the comics industry for over 20 years. He has contributed to the legacies of some of the biggest characters in comics, and most notably rebooted Guardians of the Galaxy in 2008 alongside frequent collaborator Andy Lanning, a run that laid the groundwork for 2014’s blockbuster by the same name. He has written several novels for the Warhammer 40k universe, Tomb Raider, Doctor Who, as well…

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